In 2018, the US EPA announced that the battery technology needed for electric vehicles (EVs) will now be used as the main energy source in cars.
According to the US Department of Energy, “The EPA’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) has announced that it is using the battery-powered hybrid vehicle (BHV) as the primary energy source for vehicles.”
The announcement came from the Office of Alternative Fuels, a division of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
It’s the first time a vehicle manufacturer has chosen the battery in the future to power the vehicle.
The DOE’s announcement came at a time when electric vehicle battery technology has been in the spotlight.
During a recent visit to Detroit, US Vice President Mike Pence called on automakers to use battery technology in all new cars.
The move comes just weeks after Tesla Motors unveiled a $5,000 incentive program to make all its new vehicles powered by a battery.
And now, it looks like Ford will be doing the same with its electric car.
The automaker will unveil the first new electric vehicle at the 2018 Detroit auto show in September.
The announcement comes on the heels of Ford’s announcement that it would be offering a free, two-week test drive to potential buyers of its new Model X crossover, which is powered by the company’s new battery technology.
Ford is not the only automaker to be looking at the future of its battery.
Earlier this month, BMW announced plans to build a battery-free SUV.
The company said it plans to sell 1,000 of its all-electric cars this year.